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    Lost in the Black Hills mx_599's Avatar
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    a few pics of Vagrant

    hey everyone...here are a few photographs of the Transition Vagrant i was working on. it weighs about 35lbs i am trying it with 4 cogs at "9 speed spacing"

    a quick list of some of the components:

    manipoo travis 150 single fork
    fsa orbit extreme 1.5 hs
    fsa dh-300 stem
    fsa dh-400 bars
    fsa maximus cranks and isis bb
    thomson seatpost
    wtb stealth seat
    avid juicy 5 brakes (203mm/180mm rotors)
    i9 hub/spokes with dt-swiss rims
    azonic vigilante 2.5" tires
    sram x.9 shifter/derailleur
    gamut chain guide
    blackspire chain ring
    syncros mental ss pedals





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    Awesome ride...a hardtail with attitude...

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    wow! nice bike!

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    Dang that thing looks awesome! Really nice job on building it up!

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    Oh crap...she could replace my gf ..

    seriously I hate white...really I do...but I can't stop staring...oi....

    Transition is kicking ass...good to see another on the board Congrats on the smoking ride

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    Looking good man!

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    You are going to have to come up and we are going to Freeride.

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    please excuse my irgnorance, but why does that bike weigh so much? just a super beefy frame/fork?

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    Looks good - can you furnish closeups of rear wheel / cassette setup, thanks very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euroford
    please excuse my irgnorance, but why does that bike weigh so much? just a super beefy frame/fork?
    Rims, wheels, frame and fork.

    And honestly i was thinking how light that build was for a decent fr ht.

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    its not really my type of thing (what with the weakness in the arms and the whole body in general) but thats a nice lookin ride Congrats..

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    Eh, it's ok i spose

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    Looking really good. Congrats on the sweet ride.
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    what are all those trophys for?
    Carries suspicious allegiance to Brooklyn Machine Works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    what are all those trophys for?
    motocross (i think)

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    thanks everyone! now let me see if i can address some of the comments...

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    Quote Originally Posted by euroford
    please excuse my irgnorance, but why does that bike weigh so much? just a super beefy frame/fork?
    well...for starters i believe the frame and fork come to around 13lbs alone. then the cranks, pedals, and tires/tubes are pretty heavy. although the vigilante 2.5 tires are the lightest i have seen. they are a single ply. the dh fsa stem and bars are kind of heavy.

    i actually have some very light weight stuff on the bike. the seat, seatpost, and gamut guide are very light. the i9 hubs and spokes should be light. the dt-swiss fr rims are probably average. 4-cogs should be lighter than 8 or 9 cogs.

    i guess i was hoping for a little lighter as well. i don't know if 35lbs is decent or not for this type of bike. it is my first
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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    Looks good - can you furnish closeups of rear wheel / cassette setup, thanks very much.
    the main reason i investigated less cogs is because of the very wide spindle bb i had to use to clear the cranks against the chainstays. it is an fsa 68x123mm isis bb. i was afraid the chain angle would be extreme. however, i wanted the 1x8/9 setup i have grown to like. ...so i wanted to run a smaller group of cogs more "outboard". the chain ring is 34t blackspire and the cogs are 13-17-23-30. i cut the 1 1/4 pvc, which fits perfectly, in a cheap mitre box and fine tuned the widths and tolerances by lapping the pvc rings on a flat plate with sandpaper. they are around 14mm and 6mm i believe. i got them nearly perfect. the thick pvc seems way better than the slim spacers i had purchased specifically for cassettes.

    in retrospect, if the i9 hub shell is the same as their ss version (with regards to durability), i think i made a huge mistake. it would have been way trick to get their ss version because it holds 4-cogs. so i would have had and and even stronger wheel because it probably would have been non-dished. something for you to consider if you are thinking of i9 wheels and 4 speeds.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    what are all those trophys for?
    yes, free_pizza is correct. they are motocross trophies. i purposely make sure they get in the photos

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    Very nice machine you got there man. Now go get it all scratched up and dirty!

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    Now that....is Awsome! I dig white bikes. What do think of that fork? Oh, and I9,local boys.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
    Now that....is Awsome! I dig white bikes. What do think of that fork? Oh, and I9,local boys.
    thanks! the fork feels great! it is still breaking in. i know people don't like manitou/answer so i will be truthful and let the forum know if something bad happens to it. otherwise i see no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    thanks! the fork feels great! it is still breaking in. i know people don't like manitou/answer so i will be truthful and let the forum know if something bad happens to it. otherwise i see no problems.
    I've been meaning to do a report on my Nixon fork. I've got about 7 hard riding months on it and its held up well,no problems. It could break tomorrow, but so far so good.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Wow that looks awesome. I'm not typically a big fan of white bikes but that is nicely built.

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    Wow I love it! The set up in the back is crazy with the i9 hubs and the 4 cogs.
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